Sunrise star surprises host with ‘disgusting’ tattoo on live TV

Sunrise hosts Natalie Barr and Michael Usher were stunned Monday morning after their partner Katie Brown debuted a live “disgusting” tattoo.

Katie, who is a sports reporter for 7Queensland NEWSrevealed that she “lost a bet” to her New South Wales colleague Michelle Bishop after the Maroons were beaten in the second State of Origin game in Perth on Sunday night.

Mark Beretta of Sunrise looks surprised by Katie Brown's NSW tattoo.

Sunrise presenter Katie Brown revealed she had ‘lost the bet’ after State of Origin and should get an NSW tattoo. Photo: Channel Seven

“Sorry mom and dad, it’s the first morning,” he said, before lifting his sleeve to reveal the ‘GO THE BLUES’ tattoo on his left arm.

“Yeah, that’s disgusting. This is so disgusting.”


The studio hosts gasped at the news, while sports host Mark Beretta laughed in disbelief and said he would not be allowed to return to his home state.

“I always told mom and dad I wasn’t going to get a tattoo and look, it was so real,” he added. “I had to go see a tattoo artist and clear the stats this morning before I fly back tonight.”

Natalie Barr and Michael Usher of Sunrise looked surprised.

Natalie Barr and Michael Usher were stunned by the revelation of the tattoo. Photo: Channel Seven

Nat, who had watched the situation unfold with great shock, then chimed in and asked Katie how late she was getting the tattoo done.

“How late? It’s still early,” he replied with a laugh. “It was a quick job, it only took a few minutes actually. I was quite impressed with the stencil work, it wasn’t empty-handed.”

At the end of the segment, Michael told his co-hosts that he was happy to know “what revenge bet” would be on Michelle if Queensland won their third State of Origin game in Cairns next month.

“He probably has it on his forehead,” suggested Sally Bowrey.


Shortly after the video was shared on social media, Katie reposted it on her Twitter with the caption: “Hate it”

However, it didn’t take long for followers to share their suspicions that the tattoo wasn’t entirely real.

“Fake tat,” wrote one person.

“Too bad it’s not real,” added another. “It will be a little redder if it is only a few hours old…”

“How much horse dung,” replied the third. “Easy to see it was a bureau and also if he did it would still be covered in redness around it and shiny through the Vaseline. Must think we are so stupid!”

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